Commonwealth Games: Shannon McIlroy loses quarter-final clash against England in lawn bowls

  • 12/04/2018
Shannon McIlroy slipped to a 21-16 loss to England's Robert Paxton.
Shannon McIlroy slipped to a 21-16 loss to England's Robert Paxton. Photo credit: Photosport

New Zealand lawn bowler Shannon McIlroy has been tipped out of the Commonwealth Games by England's Robert Paxton.               

McIlroy was beaten 21-16 in the men's singles quarter-final on Thursday morning at the Gold Coast's Broadbeach Bowls Club, despite threatening a comeback late in the match.              

The 31-year-old painter and decorator took an early 4-0 lead but by the 17th end the steady Englishman had a 17-10 lead.               

McIlroy went on a charge to bring the score back to 16-17.          

However, on the 23rd end Paxton got his momentum back when he knocked McIlroy's bowl out to pick up two points and he went on to close out the match in the following end.               

Elsewhere at Broadbeach, the men's fours of Mike Nagy, Blake Signal, Paul Girdler and Ali Forsyth were 11-7 up against Wales in section play.    

Para bowlers Bruce Wakefield, Barry Wynks and Mark Noble will play for gold later in the day when they meet Australia in the B6/B7/B8 final.         

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